Wednesday, July 7, 2010


After shopping at the farmers market tonight, Dan & I decided to try Kallaloo - a place we've been meaning to go for some time, and were reminded of thanks to some photos posted on Foodspotting by Calvin.

With the weather in the mid-80's, Kallaloo's open front and streetside seating were very welcome, and the Caribbean food and decor, and friendly staff made it feel like a mini-vacation.

We started with the fried plantains, which were simultaneously sweet and savory, and not that heavy.

Dan ordered the Oven Fried Chicken (just like his Mom makes) which came with both macaroni pie and callaloo.

Callaloo is a dish of cooked leafy green vegetables. It's traditionally made with either Amaranth or Taro leaves, and can include coconut milk, meats or seafood, spices, garlic and onion. It's surprisingly similar to the Hawaiian dish known as lu'au - which is Taro leaves simmered in coconut milk.

I decided to try the Curried Goat, which was a green curry featuring slow cooked goat meat that was so incredibly tender and flavorful.

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